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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 1033
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best meals we have had in Cost Rica in our 15 years of travel to this great country! Friendly, relaxed gourmet French dining. Ate there two nights out of three in Samara. Will be going back!

Thank gary r
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best food in Samara! Wish we didn't wait till the end of our trip to dine here, it was a party in my mouth! Chicken with avocado sauce, yummy!

Thank Jessica S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent and the menu changes everyday. It is a great mix between French Mediterranean and Costa Rican flavors. Owners and the staff are really nice. Place is very quiet. Enjoy.

Thank Florence S
Milton, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is a little bit outside of downtown Samara, but it is worth the ride. My wife and I loved this location because it was very romantic and the owners were very sweet. The restaurant was very clean. They had an adorable cat that would not leave our side during the entire meal. I would highly recommend Samara Pacific... More 

Thank Amilcar M
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners are from France and bring their extensive cuisine knowledge to Samara. Every day the menu changes, but always features fish or beef or chicken or pork. The dishes are delicious and of course there is salad and a wonderful dessert. This is definitely a must do restaurant!

Thank Jesus S
Paris, France
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214 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The list of meals to chose from is short but great, the dishes are very well prepared and very tasty. The food was really great. The service was also very good and pretty fast as opposed to many other restaurants. There isn't a lot of tables so the place is quiet and that is so enjoyable. That was a peaceful... More 

Thank David C
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

After four weeks in Costa Rica we came to this lovely restaurant serving the best meals of our whole trip. The restaurant change the menu every day with a variety of fresh seafood, great steaks and excellent pasta dishes. You will also find a good selection of French vines. Highly recommended and very good value for money...

Thank hansandresen
Ashland, OR
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

So sorry this is the only picture we have. Doesn't do justice to this charming and delightful restaurant. Just finished one of our best meals in Costa Rica. Took a $4 cab from Samara instead of the 20 minute walk. (Had we walked we realized it would have been well lit with street lamps.) A bottle of fine wine, a... More 

Thank Estevao
Prague, Czech Republic
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Samara Pacific Lodge is located about 20 minutes walk from beach with view to farmland. Well, probably not the best location in Samara, but definitelly the best food and wine in Samara. Not cheap, but it is woth to dine there.

Thank ckpepa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here for dinner after being recommended by a fellow tourist, and was quite impressed. The restaurant is about 4 minutes driving from downtown Samara but worth the short trip. The menu changes daily and features fresh ingredients. I went with the grilled octopus in a white wine sauce with garlic and parsley - simple, clean, and delicious. My... More 

Thank Nicholas L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
European, French, Seafood, International, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 am
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 1033
Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.

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